If you are looking for a 24 inch iMac, now’s a great time to pick one up from the Apple Store, because there has never been a better selection of configurations at such affordable prices.
When Apple announced the 24-inch 2.66GHz iMac for $1,499 back in March, the company was widely praised for offering a powerful computer with excellent value. As part of that same product transition, however, Cupertino has also been clearancing the previous generation 24 inch model, as well as refurbished units of the same vintage. The result is a trio all-in-one desktops built around Apple’s best-of-class 24 inch LCD display at great prices.
• (r) iMac 24-inch 2.8GHz, $1,199 (1399)
— 2GB, 320GB, 8x SuperDrive, 2600 PRO w/ 256MB
• (n) iMac 24-inch 2.8GHz, $1,399 (1799)
— 2GB, 320GB, 8x Superdrive, 2600 PRO w/ 256MB
• (r) iMac 24-inch 3.06GHz, $1,599 (1899)
— 2GB, 500GB, 8x SuperDrive, 8800 GS w/ 512MB
All three of these prosumer desktop computers include discreet graphical processing units with discreet hardware memory that isn’t shared, making them good candidates for Photoshop and video editing work.
And, of course, all of the above come with OS X 10.5 Leopard, iLife ‘09, free shipping and a free printer (up $100 in value after instant online rebate).
(r) Refurbished, (n) New, not used